It’s that One Thimble time of year again! Even though I was very aware of how packed my schedule was going to be, especially with my worldwide Upcycling Challenge still in progress, I couldn’t help myself! lol Issue 19 is about all things “playtime” and I wanted to be sure to in on some of that action.
This time around I chose to sew up the “Playtime Dress” by Sew by Pattern Pieces.
The Playtime Dress is the perfect base garment for summer and winter. This is a comfortable A-line Swing Dress that your girls will love. It features sizes 1-14, 3 sleeve styles and 2 dress lengths. The pattern is suitable for knit fabrics and can be made plain, or make your front a feature with the fabulous circle pockets.
I couldn’t decide what version of the dress I wanted to do…and since it was such a quick sew, I decided to do both!
Here’s the first version of the Playtime Dress. I really like how interesting the pockets are. With the right fabric combination, you could turn a very simple a line dress to a definitely eye-catcher with those pockets. I TRIED with my fabric combination, but when I was finished Abigail thought it was pajamas! I’m almost sure it was because when I first got the fabric I told her they were perfect for soft and cozy pajamas. This fabric is from Califabrics and can be found HERE (in pink) and HERE (in red). (sidenote: This fabric is really the softest double brushed poly knit ever and perfect for some cozy pjs!)
For the second version, I omitted the pockets and instead of sleeve cuffs, I extend the sleeve length one inch and then just hemmed them.
I love how the cut of this pattern offers a truly simplistic classic style and depending on the fabric you use, you can make it funky or classic!
The Playtime Dress is just one of the many Patterns include in One Thimble Issue 19, here’s a list of the others.
- TAKE AND PLAY WALL HANGING
And don’t forget, there’s a whole bunch of valuable information to read about in OT19 too!
I have my eye on the Dixie pattern and may sew that up soon! For now, I have the Pinky Promise purse on my cutting table…I plan on upcycling it and featuring it for my Upcycling Worldwide Challenge this week, so look out for a blog post of the finish! Thank you for stopping by today! Talk to you soon! xoxo
P.S. If you’re curious to see another of the listed patterns in action or read reviews of what other bloggers think of OT Issue 19 heres the blog tour line up: